President Trump is weighing a “huge reboot” in his White House staff after becoming disappointed with several aides, according to a report on Sunday.
The shake-up could include White House press secretary Sean Spicer, top strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Axios reported.
“He’s frustrated, and angry at everyone,” Axios quoted an unidentified confidant in the White House. “The advice he’s getting is to go big — that he has nothing to lose. The question now is how big and how bold. I’m not sure he knows the answer to that yet.”
Trump has complained about some Cabinet members touting their own accomplishments and or not praising him enough, the website reported, citing sources.
“He’s frustrated and angry at everyone,” one of the sources said.
Talk of overhauling the West Wing ratcheted up after the president last week fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election and whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Kremlin officials.
Axios reported that associated said the implicit message in a shake-up would be that he can handle the Oval Office better than his aides.
“I get it. I’m moving on. I get that I can do a better job,” the website quoted a top aide. “He’s never going to say he did a bad job.”
In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro, Trump played up that go-it-alone approach, floating the idea he should end the daily White House press briefings for reporters and take care of it himself.
“Unless I have them every two weeks and do it myself, we won’t have them. I think it’s a good idea,” he told Pirro on her show “Justice with Judge Jeanine” that aired Saturday.